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From Our Readers4

Q&A6

Mexican Meals8

With bold, Latin flavors, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported south of the border in an hour or less.

Mexican Meatballs with chipotle sauce8

Lettuce Salad with creamy avocado dressing9

Mexican Chicken & Rice with black beans10

Mango & Grapefruit Salad with pepitas11

Potato & Cheese Soup with chorizo & poblano12

Mexican Caprese Salad13

Creamy Broccoli Soup with bacon & blue cheese14

Your family will give three cheers for broccoli when you turn it into a creamy, stick-to-your-ribs soup.

Ricotta Pancakes16

Once you’ve tasted these heavenly hotcakes, you’ll declare every day should be pancake day.

Pecan Praline Pancake Syrup with fresh pineapple18

Blueberry Agrodolce Pancake Syrup19

Peach Bellini Pancake Syrup19

Comforting Casseroles20

You’ll want to cozy up to the table with your better half when stew or pot pie are on the menu.

Chicken & Noodle Stew20

Apple Salad with cider vinaigrette21

Individual Beef Pot Pies with puff pastry22

Simple Side Salad with rosemary vinaigrette23

Fabulous Fish24

With these two flavorful fish menus, you’ll easily be able to keep your “get healthy” resolutions going.

Horseradish-Crusted Sea Bass with simple slaw24

Warm Red Potato Salad25

Sea Bass in Tomato-Pepper Sauce with kalamatas26

Feta Cheese Garlic Bread27

Fried Chicken Dinner28

If ever there was a time to declare winner, winner chicken dinner (with all the fixin’s), this menu is it!

Sunday Fried Chicken with pepper gravy29

Sour Cream Biscuits30

Creamy Mashed Potatoes with mayonnaise & cheddar31

Stewed Green Beans with bacon & tomatoes31

Nachos32

Treat friends to cheesy nachos with unexpected toppings inspired by breakfast and lunch favorites.

Denver Omelet Nachos with hash-brown potatoes32

Chili Dog Nachos with pickles & mustard34

BLT Nachos with tomato-ranch mayonnaise35

Chickpeas36

Hearty, healthy, and oh-so satisfying, chickpeas can be prepared in so many tasty and creative ways.

Classic Hummus with lemon & garlic36

Three-Herb Falafel with tahini sauce37

Curried Cauliflower with potatoes & chickpeas38

Italian Chickpea Soup39

Homemade Ricotta Cheese40

Making ricotta at home is easier than you think. Once you taste it, you won’t want it any other way.

Reintroducing Ricotta42

Let homemade ricotta shine in the most luscious stuffed-shells and divine cannoli you’ve ever eaten.

Ricotta-Stuffed Shells with pancetta & rosemary tomato sauce42

Cannoli with candied citrus peel44

Stellar Stir-Fries46

Forget takeout tonight. Grab a wok — these flavor-packed stir-fry recipes come together in a flash.

Chicken & Snow Pea Stir-Fry46

Steak & Tomato Stir-Fry46

Thai Basil Shrimp47

Dan Dan Pork with cilantro47

Ricotta Tart with hazelnut-oatmeal crust48

You’ve never had cheesecake like this before! Homemade ricotta gives it an ultra-creamy texture.

Lite & Lively Menus51

Good for you (and your waistline), these seven sensational menus set you on a healthy path.

Chicken Parmesan52

Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with pancetta53

Coriander Velvet Chicken with orange-hoisin sauce54

Peanut & Pepper Noodles with scallions55

Balsamic Steaks with strawberries & gorgonzola56

Garlicky Kale with lemon57

Moroccan Beef & Vegetable Soup58

Moroccan Couscous with mint & dried figs59

Sautéed Pork Chops with bourbon glaze60

Butternut Squash Mash with sage61

Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with pineapple salsa62

Tropical Rice with oranges & pineapple63

Sesame Scallops Stir-Fry with savoy cabbage64

Wasabi Pea & Bean Dip with wonton crackers65

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